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Dr. Donna Dolores Carstens, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donna Carstens is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carstens accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Carstens is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen C Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Karen Patterson is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Patterson is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Second Opinions, Beryllium Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ross Steven Summer, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ross Summer is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Summer attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Summer's areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), influenza (flu), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Summer accepts. Dr. Summer is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Effusion, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peterson's areas of expertise include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $203
Dr. Jason Scott Fritz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Fritz is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fritz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Respiratory ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Lee Greenspon is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenspon honors. Dr. Greenspon graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenspon trained at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Indirect Calorimetry, Cystic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $159
Dr. Boyd Taylor Hehn, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Boyd Hehn's specialty is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hehn obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $450 - $980
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $123 - $204
Dr. Andrew Robert Haas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Haas is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Haas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Haas is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Airway Stent Placement, Bronchoscopy, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Nose Problems, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 123
  • Charge (avg.): $858 - $1,953
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $43 - $267
Dr. Erika J Yoo, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
219 N. Broad Street; The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erika Yoo works as an intensivist and adult pulmonologist. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Yoo has received the following distinction: Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Yoo is affiliated with Drexel Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Oxman's specialties are adult critical care, adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Oxman studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Oxman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Arterial ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory C Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Kane, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Kane accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Morris A Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Swartz include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Swartz has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Scharf, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Scharf is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and anemia. Dr. Scharf takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Scharf has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1843 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frank Caporusso sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and anemia. Dr. Caporusso takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Caporusso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. William P Sexauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Sexauer specializes in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sexauer include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Dr. Sexauer honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Scheuerman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1411 Wolf Street
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Scheuerman is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Scheuerman include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Scheuerman trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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What is Bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy is a procedure in which a thin tube with a camera, called a bronchoscope, is inserted in your mouth or nose and slowly advanced to your lungs. This allows your doctor to see your respiratory tract, which includes your throat, larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (airways), and lungs. If you have or show signs of lung problems - for example, lung cancer or difficulty breathing - your doctor may recommend that you undergo a bronchoscopy.

In performing a diagnostic bronchoscopy, your doctor may only wish to visualize your respiratory tract, or your doctor may also collect samples of tissue or fluid. The samples can help diagnose your condition or, if you have cancer, they can be used for staging purposes. One method for sample collection is bronchoalveolar lavage. In a bronchoalveolar lavage, your doctor injects saline (salt water) through the bronchoscope and then suctions it out of your airways. The washout collected is tested for lung disorders. Your doctor can also insert a biopsy tool to collect tissue or mucus samples. The following are biopsies that can be performed by bronchoscopy:

  • Brush biopsy, which uses a brush to collect samples.
  • Endobronchial biopsy, which uses the bronchoscope to guide forceps to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial biopsy, which uses forceps and image guidance - such as X-rays, CT scans, or fluoroscopy - to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial fine needle aspiration (TBNA), which uses a small needle to take samples of the lymph nodes or lungs.

For visualization, bronchoscopy can be done alone, or it can be combined with ultrasound. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) allows real-time imaging of your airway and is used for diagnosing and staging lung cancer, as well as for determining where the cancer has spread. EBUS can be performed with TBNA, a procedure known as endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).

Your doctor can also use bronchoscopy as a treatment for lung problems. For example, if a foreign body is trapped in your airway, your doctor can insert forceps through the bronchoscope to remove it. If your airway has become narrowed - which may occur if you have an infection, cancer, or some other inflammatory issue - bronchoscopy can be used to place a device called a stent in the area of constriction. The stent will keep your airway open, allowing you to breathe properly.

During a bronchoscopy, you will be given medication (sedative) to help you relax. If it is only a diagnostic bronchoscopy, you will be kept awake, but if your bronchoscopy is for therapeutic purposes, you will be put to sleep by general anesthesia. After your procedure, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few hours. You will not be able to eat or drink for about 2 hours. You may experience some discomfort, such as a sore throat or pain while swallowing. Throat lozenges and gargling may help alleviate your symptoms, which should go away after a few days. You will need to have someone drive you home once your doctor determines that you are ready.

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